Food Ideas

Best Food To Binge On When Watching TV

Sa'idah Jaffar | October 18, 2017

What could be better than curling up in bed while playing catch up with your favourite TV series?

A good bowl of snacks of course! Here we’ve list down 6 healthier snack options for you to binge on, so be ready to toss that bag of chips away.

MomSkoop

1. Breakfast food

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Not only are they super easy to prepare and great to start your day with, but whole grain cereals make a perfect midnight snack too. Stay away from those sugar-filled, refined cereal however and go with natural, unsweetened ones.

Ultimate Paleo Guide

2. Baked fruits

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Whether its sweet potato chips or apple chips, your options are endless. Slice your choice of vegetable or fruit thinly with a slicer and toss with olive oil. Spread them out on a lined sheet of tray and sprinkle Kosher salt. Bake for 20-25 mins in a 200°C preheated oven or until it has crisp up.

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3. Salted popcorn

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If you’re in the mood for something salty and crunchy, opt for a butter and sugar-free popcorn. It’s much lighter than the caramel versions and definitely much healthier than a salty bag of chips.

Skinny Ms.

4. Nut butter fruit dip

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If you need to amp up your dose of daily fruit and vegetable intake, this should do it for you. Stack up your plate with a bunch of fruits such as bananas, apples, celery, carrots and berries and pour a 1/4 cup of nut butter into a dipping bowl. Choose nut butters that are made with 100 percent nuts.

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5. Crunchy chick peas

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Swap your favourite bag of Nachos with these protein-filled legumes that is just as tasty. Roast a can of chickpeas on a lined sheet tray that has been drizzled with olive oil in a preheated oven of 200°C for 40-45 mins or longer. Combine olive oil, chilli powder, cumin, lime juice, sea salt and cilantro in a bowl for the spice mix. Toss the slightly cooled roasted chickpeas into the spice mix until well coated.

Culinary Hill

6. Hummus

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Not a fan of whole chickpeas? Turn them into Hummus instead! This dip is such a classic and goes perfectly well with just about anything – fruits, vegetables, pita bread. You can even alter its flavour note according to your preference.

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